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Eolian Reflections

by Alpha Wave Movement

Electronic vignettes inspired by the vast wide spaces of the southwestern deserts accompanied by clay drums and the rustling permutations of a world deeper than soil and sediment.
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1. Canyon Reverie
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2. Cliff Dwellers Dominion
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3. Dune Reflections
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4. Full Moon At Window Arch
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5. Natural Geometry
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6. The Crossroads of Time & Silence
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Periphery is very pleased to present the new Alpha Wave Movement album, Eolian Reflections, a stunning slice of contemporary ambient music that draws from the wellspring of Roach, early Rich, Eno, et al, but with its own characteristic flavor & aesthetic. A longtime yet under-recognized figure on the electronic scene, Gregory Kyryluk continues his long-standing tradition of knocking genre straw men down, taking traditional musical forms & spinning his own adjunct sound designs outward, whether it's his unique take on ambient dub-techno as Within Reason, or the myriad timeswept sensations of AWM.

"Eolian processes pertain to the activity of the winds. Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials, and are effective agents in regions with sparse vegetation and a large supply of unconsolidated sediments. Although water is much more powerful than wind, eolian processes are important in arid environments. Eolian Reflection is a purely unconscious follow-up to my 2000 release Drifted Into Deeper Lands. The music once again has been inspired by the timeless arid and unpretentiously living breathing open vistas of the Southwestern United States. Sparse and reflective, sometimes accompanied by electronic percussion, I tried to evoke a deeper and perhaps spiritual nature of "being" there out in the wide open geography, taking into perspective the hot red clay landscape that beckons the cool blue horizons. The lands there speaks its own silent vocabulary for anyone willing to patiently listen."


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Richard Gurtler

Another proof of giant talent and potential of Gregory Kyryluk!!!
The master of tranquilly illuminating soundscapes, Gregory Kyryluk acting as Alpha Wave Movement, returns again through Darren Bergstein's Periphery label. His first appearance on this label was with his Within Reason project and I must say that "Subtle Shift" was a real masterwork in cyber-tech electronica, in my ears still one of the best 2012 albums. "Eolian Reflections", released at the beginning of September 2012, return to quieter terrains with slowly expanding and panoramic ambience. As usual for this crafted composer, based in Dover, Massachusetts, he delivers highly sophisticated and elegant soundsculpting filled with emotional depth and warm leisure, masterfully evoking barren landscapes. Beautifully entitled "Canyon Reverie" unfolds graciously with serenely floating drifts, showcasing all AWM's trademarks, where sublime and dreamy washes are hauntingly fused with semi-melodic tapestries and crystalline bell tinkles, all together painting a 13-minute long scenery of sheer wonder, majesty and immensity, just like the deep canyons with monumental plateaus, a truly breathtaking spectacles I must say!!! Both, fragile and massive tribal percussions flavor tranquil expanses of "Cliff Dwellers Dominion", with hints of Native American flute ingredients, plus few aboriginal didge snores and barks are ingeniously thrown here and there. Lushly galvanizing and mysteriously absorbing soundscape displaying filigree artistry of its designer, musically superior and deep!!! An immediate Ambient Hall Of Fame candidate!!! "Dune Reflections" are rather minimal, more meditative, enriched occasionally with harmonious sonic outbursts, cavernous rumbles and organic swirls. This composition offers utterly pleasurable and evocative listening experience to mesmerize and sedate each listener. "Full Moon At Window Arch" is another gorgeously entitled composition, precisely portraying the full beauty of nocturnal life of natural wonders like Utah's Window Arches. Again enriched with warmly inviting melodic fragments and ethereal soars, accompanied by captivating tribal pulses and blanketed by warm and lazy desert nightscapes with chirping birds and cicadas. Primordial journey at its most placid!!! "Natural Geometry" unfolds with deep and distant drones, but soon mid-tempo melodies with celestial infusions invade the stage creating the most textured composition on this journey. In the second half some catchy Southwestern-resonant strings join this stunningly adventurous and intriguing tune, painting pictures surrounded by heat and sand, and recalling sceneries of abandoned places of ghost towns. Awesome!!! "The Crossroads Of Time And Silence", the final, 10 and half minutes long piece is carried by sublimely ebbing and flowing dronescapes, always strongly immersing and again cleverly flavored with few more intense bonds, evoking a raw landscape of spectacular beauty and immense power. A perfect way to close!!! Carefully executed "Eolian Reflections" album is another proof of giant talent and potential of Gregory Kyryluk. And another masterpiece after "Subtle Shift"!!! And by the way, when publishing these lines, a brand new release entitled "Exiled Particles Volume I - Archive 1997-2005" has been released on Gregory's own Harmonic Resonance Recordings, so I definitely stay tuned for more of Alpha Wave Movement's highly imaginative soundscapes. This guy definitely deserves so much more than he gets!!!

Richard Gürtler (Dec 20, 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia)